Popular places to film Chimpanzees in Uganda – Best locations for chimpanzee filming
Great Adventure Safaris brings you the 3 popular places to film the Chimpanzees in Uganda the Pearl of Africa. If you are looking for a perfect location to film the Chimpanzees in their natural habitat, look no further as Uganda has the best Chimpanzee filming locations on the continent of Africa. Great Adventure Safaris is here to take care of your pre-production and production logistical requirements from filming permits, production assistants/fixers, transport, accommodation, scouting, and kit clearing with the customs, and much more depending on your shoot.
Kibale Forest National Park
Kibale Forest National Park is among the three popular places to film the Chimpanzees in Uganda and it is located in the western part of Uganda. Kibale Forest National Park has many habituated Chimpanzee communities that can be utilized for documentary shooting and filming purposes. Kibale Forest National Park boasts over 12 primate species that can be seen while on your filming exercise.
For any production house to film Chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park will have to get filming permission from the Uganda Wildlife Authority. Contact Great Film Fixers Uganda for details. In summary, all Film Crews will be required to write an official letter to the Executive director at the Uganda Wildlife Authority informing him of who you are, when you want to film, why you are filming the Chimpanzees, and the details of all film crew members. Once we get this letter, we will deliver it to Uganda Wildlife Authority, and your filming contract will be worked on.
Filming Requirements for Kibale Forest National Park
Every film crew is required to pay 40% of the activity fee which is a Chimpanzee permit of USD200 per person per filming day. You will be also required to pay 5% of the total as a monitoring fee to the Uganda Wildlife Authority. Great Adventure safaris will handle all this on your behalf until your filming permit and other permissions are ready.
Budongo Eco-Forest in Murchison Falls National Park
Budongo forest is another best place to film the Chimpanzees in Uganda. This forest is located in northern Uganda and is part of the large Murchison Falls Conservation Area and according to available records has the highest number of Chimpanzees in East Africa. Budongo forest filming activities are controlled by National Forest Authority and anyone intending to film about Budongo habituated Chimpanzees has to pass through National Forestry Authority.
Filming Requirements for Budongo Eco-Forest
All film crews intending to shoot a documentary in Budondo Eco-forest will be required to pay a fee of USD400 per person per day to the National Forest Authority to film or be allowed to shoot a documentary in Budongo Eco-forest. Contact Great Adventure Safaris Uganda for details on how this works. National Forestry Authority also requires you to write an official letter requesting permission to film the Chimpanzees in Budongo Eco-forest and this letter should indicate who you are, when, why you are filming, and also the passport details and designation of all film crew members.
Once we have all this, we will assist in forwarding them to the National Forest Authority head offices. The process of securing your Chimpanzee filming permit for Budongo may take 2-3 working days as long as all the paperwork is forwarded to us.
Those intending to film habituated Chimpanzees in Kaniyo Pabidi will have to pay for Chimpanzee tracking permits on top of the USD400 per person fee. Great Adventure Safaris will assist in checking the availability of Chimpanzee tracking permits as well as booking them for you. Kindly send us dates when you intend to film Chimpanzees in Kaniyo Pabidi and we will assist you accordingly.
Kalinzu Eco-tourism Site
Kalinzu Eco-Tourism Site is also one of the best places to film the Chimpanzees in Uganda and it is located in south-western Uganda. Kalinzu Eco-tourism site is equipped with several habituated Chimpanzee communities that can be filmed, photographed, or good for shooting a documentary. Kalinzu Eco-tourism site is under the National Forest Authority, and the procedure of securing filming permits here is the same as that of Budongo Eco-forest in Murchison Fall National Park.
Any film Crew needs to pay for the Chimpanzee tracking permits on top of a USD400 filming fee. For more details about filming Chimpanzees in Karinzu Eco-forest, do not hesitate to us at Great Film Fixers.